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it is monday, september 20th, 2010. a live look outside right now. 5:00 a.m. it is9 degrees. nice, refreshing start to your workweek. now tom kierein joins us to tell us th kind of day we'll have. >> this morning we are morning. and this monday we're starting off thankfully with no weather to mourn. we have a dry sky this morning. we really do need some rain. right now it's in the 60s throughout most of the region, shenandoah valley, arngton, fairfax, mid-60s. near 70 in washington near the bay waters. mountains, chilly morning, near 50, much of west virginia and western maryland. and we have a few clouds drifting in from the north and west that will be with us this morning. otherwise, lots of sunshine today. we'll have afternoon highs climbing to near 80 degrees. we have low humidity and northwest breeze 20 miles per hour. overnight it will be clear and
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chilly, in fact. in the 40s throughout much of the region. afternoon highs intothe upper 70s with bright sun on tuesday. wednesday, increasing clouds and warming up into the upper 80s. and then moisture wednesday night, thursday, may bring us passing showers with highs, again, hot on thursday, in the upper 80s. morning lows near 70. jerry, good morning. how is our traffic? >> good morning, tom. good morning, everyone. smooth sailing. live pictures of interstate 270 from i-70 toward the capital beltway. no worries. southbound has been wrapped up. a couple spots clearing up on the northbound side. in from the west along interstate 66 toward the capital beltway from fair oaks in, light volume. west of that point it's beginning to pick up. >> thanks very much, jerry. students areenjoying an unexpected day off today because
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of a water main break there. chesapea middle school, chesapeake high school and folger mckenzie high school are closed because of that water main break. allther schools will open on time. robbed and assaulted off the campus of university of maryland, college park. it happened yesterday morning at the parking lot of the college park shopping center. megan mcgrath joins us with more on this attack. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, joe that. shopping center is well lit. surprising. there have been several such robberies that have taken place since school began. six since august. all crimesave occurred in the early morning. they involve several suspects. in some cases they got violent and beat the victims. police are warning students not
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to walk alone particularly between 2:00 and4:00 in the morning. the latest happened at 4:30 sunday morning. the victim was walking in the parking lot at the college park shopping ceer, 7300lock baltimore avenue. three suspects jumped the victim from behind. he was assaulted and then robbed. now, the vtim in this most recent case wasot a university of maryland student, although some students have been victims in several other crimes. last week police did make an arrest in o of the robberies, a robbery that occurred in early august. still looking for two accomplices in that crime. despit that arrest, we are still seeing the robberies continuing. again, the most recent happening early sunday morning here in the parkingot of the shopping center. an alert has gone out to students. they're asked to be on guard, not to walk alone in the early morning hours. joe, back to you. >> megan mcgrath reporting live. today police will try to
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determine who killed an armed suspect during a shoot-out with police. it happened around 6:00 yesterday morning in the 200 block of market street. police officers approached a man with a rifle following a domestic situation and exchanged gunfire. the man died during the incident. they're still trying to figure out whether the officer killed him or whether the suspect turned the gun on himself. the doctor who was shot during a standoff at johns cop minutes last week is in fair but stable condition. he was shot in the stomach by the son of an olderly patient. paul lost his composure after cohen delivered news of his mother's condition. he shot cohen, killed his mother, and then turned the gun on himself. now to the gulf oil disaster. the oil well has noween sealed permanently with cement. the incident commander admiral thad allen says the well poses no further threat this seal comes five months after an explosion that killed
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11 workers and spilled some 206 million gallons of oil into the gulf of mexico. this morning the final cleanup is under way. oil does continue apparently to wash up on to the shores and beaches. down to one play, again, for the redskins. this time they weren't the ones celebrating. the houston texans nailed a field goal to seal a win, 30-27. they thought they had the game won with their on field goal. but texas coach calle a time-out just before that kick. on second try, the kicker missed wide right giving the texans the ball back. and then mike shanahan says it was a disappointing way to lose, but he was happy with the way the teamplayed. >> bottom line is they got it done and we did it. you've got to go back and be pretty tough on yourself. the thing i was pleased with is our football team played hard throughout the game. ust made a few too many mistakes at crucial times. >> the biggest mistake was
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letting the texans back into the game. they gave up a 17-point third quarter lead. ouch! a final good-bye to political activist and scholar ron walters. a funeral service will be held at shiloh baptist church in washington. services began at 110 ths morning. memorial service was held yesterday at howard university. dr. walters spent 25 years at howard, but was known to millions around the country for his weekly column on race and politics. jordan and the reverend jesse jackson were among many at the memorial service. he died september 10th after a longbattle with lung cancer. and he appeared many times here on news 4. giving his opinions on politics, incisive, brilliant and wonderful, wonderful person. this morning we have a traffic alert before you head out the door. if you're driving through tyson's corner, you may want to give yourself extra time. a new traffic pattern.
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crews closed another ramp as part of the dulles corridor metro rail project. the new exit will divert traffic to south of international drive and from there you can access route 7. the new pattern will remain in effect until the end of the year. >> if the road is pink, don't take it. if it's green, it's okay to go our time is 5:07. still ahead, could vince gray as mayo save youoney the next time you park downtown. new discussions over the controversial mosque built over ground zero. weather and traffic on the on i'm donwith all these lists.
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good morning. i'm tom kierein. live view of the washington monument on this monday morning. under a mostly clear sky. off to a pleasant start as we get back to wo and school. temperatures around the region are comfortable. in the 60s now in the shenandoah valley and throughout most of maryland and virginia, the eastern shore. wasngton, near 70. near the waters it's near 70. elsewhere, eye cool morning. chilly in west virginia. t's just in the 50s there. over theast 12 hurs we have had a few clouds drifting through. we'll have our temperatures today climbing to near 80 with quite a bit of sunshine. overnight tonight should be clear. a chilly start to tuesday. should be in the 40s throughout much of the region tomorrow
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morning. and then sunny on tuesday. ait of a breeze coming outf the northwest and shifting into the south during the arch highs reaching upper 70s. southwesterly breeze warming us into the 80s with increasing clouds. moisture wednesday night, thursday may give us needed rain. passing showers possible. still on the hot side thursday. friday and the weekend at 5:21. how is the traffic, jerry? >> a couple bridges around the area. here we are at the key bridg light vm of traffic with no worries between georgetown and roslyn. canal road, everything up there is looking god. let's head over to the american legion bridge on the inner loop. coming up from tyson's corner, ading around over towards rockville pike and over to 95, we're okay. light volume of traffic. joe, eun? >> jerry, thanks.
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5:14. here's the top stories in the ws this morning. after an explosion five months ago today, the deaths of 11 workers and 206 million gallons of oil gushed into the gulf of mexico, the broken well is finally sealed off forever. the cleanup does continue but crews are clearing out. some residents fear bp will leave before all the oil is removed. a law student and green party candidate is hospitalized this morning the she was hit while riding her bike sunday
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morning. her mother said h daughter suffered major injuries. the driver said she didn know she hit anyone until she got home and saw the bike stuck under her car. another robbery and assault in college park near the iversity of maryland, the sixth since august. a n was walking through the parking lot early sunday morning when three men attacked and robbed him. and redskins know the bitter taste of defeat this morning. the houston texans hit the last minute overtime field goal to win,30-27. rekins blew a third quarter lead in a game that showed offense on both sides. shaw thre for over 990 yards combined. eun, they iced it. never feels fair when it's our kicker. >> heartbreaker, indeed. kimberly, thanks so much. this morning we have a traffic alert before you head out the door.
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if you're driving through tyson's corner, give yourself extra time. there's a new traffic pattern. tracee wilkins has more on what you need to know before you head out the door. >> reporter: good morning eun. this is the dull let project. now the busiest intersection in tyson's corner is going to be affected. 123 to rote 7 westbound. they have closed that ramp for the next year. here's a look at what your new ramp looks like. drivers who use 123 to route 7, you will now have to access route 7 from this new exit just south of international drive and the marriott courtyard hotel. that's how you will know. it will take you to frontage road and turn right on route 7. if you miss the ramp, continue south on 123, turn right on old courthouse road which intersects in both directions. it's important that you pay close attention to the signage. they'll have officers out here in the morning. it will help to direct traic.
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the best way for you to remember this is when you get up on the courtyard marriott know your rightis coming up quickly. we have seen a cole cars stop and hesitate. is this supposed to go? yes, it is where you're supposed to go if y're ting to get on route 7. >> sounds confusing. thanks so much. parking in the district could get cheaper under a new administration. democratic mayor nominee vincent gray says he wantsto chae the parting rules. right now you must feed the meter until 10:30 p.m. fenty administration issued the order to bring in $6 million. if it is rolled back it would affect 17,000 meters in adams morgan, georgetown and the national mall, among other locations. on news 4 today, one of the
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american hikers is out of iran. they have requested a meeting with mahmoud ahmadinejad. he's in the united states this week. yesterday the only americn freed returned to the u.s. saah shourd called for the release of her fiancee shane bauer and their friend josh fattal. >> i walked out of prison with my spirit bruised but unbroken and i am more detmined than ever that shane and josh, god willin will soon walk out the same way. >> shourd spent more than 13 months in one of iran's st notorious prison. the three were arrested while hiking in 2009 and had been accused of spying. the iranian government released shourd on humanitarian grounds. meantime, ahmadinejad met with the united nations secretary-general yesterday. he's scheduled to speak at a summit today and address the general assembly later this
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week. several groups orgazing protests criticizing the human rights situation in iran and its nuclear program. a group of u.s. muslim organizations are meeting over the mosque controversy in new york city. organizers hope it will address the public outrage over the islamic center slated forround zero. the group plans to hold a news conference later today. bermuda is still feeling the effects of hurricane igor. strong surf, winds and rain have been lashing the island since it came ashore yesterday. igor was threatening to make a direct hit but the eye passed offshore of the island. winds diminished to 75 miles per hour. igor could be downgraded to a tropical storm later today. and 75 miles per hour, that's just bare there a hurricane, right? >> it's probably going to be diminishing as the day
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ogresses. it had a wide effect. the winds stretch out, tropical storm force winds, 350 miles out from the center. the washington monument. good morning. i'm tom kierein. a clear sky over the city and throughout most of the region. we have temperatures that are on the cool side. starting off with a pleasant pattern here this morning. in the six from the someone dough wa vaey to atlantic beaches. mid to upper 6 0s in prince george's, montgomery, fairfax. inland it's in the 60s. highs today near 80 with lots of sunshine. breeze gusting to 20 miles per hour. 60s through the evening under a clear sky. and down into the 40s throughout the region. bright and sunny tomorrow with highs in the upper 70s. wednesday, increasing clouds. morning lows, low 60s, afternoon highs quite rm for later
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september. it will be making it to wednesday, thursday. much needed rain in the form of a passing shower wednesday night and perhaps on thursday. otherwise, partly sunny thursday. here's a look at friday and the weekend. still warm. into the 80s and partly sunny but cooling down. 50s sunday morning. 70s during the afternoon. corners are all looking good. this is pennsylvania avenue. as you come up from minnesota toward the bridge, barney circle, or the southeast/southwest freeway and just building a little bit, travel lanes are open. south capital street, douglas bridge, 295 to the 11th doing very well. wilson bridge, outer loop as you come down from route 1 in alexandria, few folks out and about. all in all looking good.
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hey, we're doing fine out there this morning. metro, mark, reporting no early delays. >> jerry, thank yo 5:22. comingup, more legal troubles for randy quaid. why he is accused of sqtting. when the world's tallest man and shortest woman
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actor rndy quaid and his wife are in troubl again, this time for squatting in their former home. thecouple claimed they owned the property but the current owner has the proper papers proving otherwise. the quaids were arrested and charged with burglary. earlier this year they served time in jail for not paying a $10,000 hotel bill. today pop singer lady gaga
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will rally to repeal the military ban on gays an lesbians. they want olympia snowee and collins to vote for a repeal of the don't ask, don't tell policy. she says gay military men and women want to serve their country and should not be discharged for whom they love. she said they were born that way. it was without aoubt one of the strangest photo opportunities ever. >> yes, indeed. two guinness world record holder the world's tallest man, 8'3", met the shortest woman, 2'4". amazingly both record holders are from turkey. they met at the latest edition of the book. don't know what to say about that. >> interesting photo op indeed.
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>> congratulations for being a record holder. two record holders. a warning for students a staff at the university of maryla after police investigate yet another robbery near the college park campus. a bummer for the burgandy and gold. we'll take you to the overtime thr he ellen, what are you doing?
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good morning to you. i'm eun yang. i'm joe krebs. it's the 20th day of september, 2010. 67 degrees in the nation's capital. had a glorious weekend. and a moon approaching full out there. nice, clear sky. >> mostly clear conditions. good morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein starting off monday. no travel problems weatherwise as you head off to work and school this monday morng. in the 60s around the piedmont, bay, shenandoah valley. in washington, near 70 as well as right here the waters. in the 60s in prince george'ses. cooler in the mountains, though. just in the 50s this moing. low to mid-50s. and we will have a few high clouds coming in later on this
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morning. otherwise, lots of sunshine. with a northwest breeze, gusting to 20 miles per hour. and then tomorrow morning cool. just in the 40s throughout much of the region. afternoon highs in the upper 70s with lots of sun. increasing clouds wednesday. warmer into the upper 80s. shower wednesday night or perhaps on thursday. now let's check traffic. how is it loong now, jerry. >> picking up a little volume along the way. certainly not bad. 395 from the capital beltway to and across the 14th street bridge. looking pretty good as everybody take their turn to merge on to the 14th street bridge. g.w. parkway as it passes under 395. light volume both ways. lanes are open. see how we're doing on the beltway. there's the inner loop. there's the outer loop. smooth sailing. out on the rails this morning, we have one delay. 302 behind schedule about two minutes. other than tht, metro and mark
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looking good. thanks very much. summer justened for most students but kids at three schools are getting a day of today thanks to a water main break. chesapeake middle school, chesapeake high school and folger mckenzie are all osed because of that break. for all other students in the county, though, schools will open on time. it's one that got away. redskins blue a 17-point lead to lethe texans mount a comeback. the skins thought they had the game won with their own field goa but texans coach called a time-out just before that kick. second try, the kicker ssed wide right giving texans the ball back. mcnabb said it was a hard way to lose but they are already looking forward to next week. >> when you lose a fame like
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this, you're obviously hard on yourself. you have to have good bounceback. you have to have short-term memory. >> mcnabb played well. they will take on the rams in st. louis. >> a law student and green party u.s. senate candidate is in itical condition after a hit and run accident. natasha pedestrian grew was hit 5:30 yesterday mning. she suffered head trauma, broken ribs and lost a kidney. the driver said she did not know she hit anyone until she found the bicycle suck under her cadillac escalade. we will hear from her mother at 5:45. frederick police will try to figure out who killed an armed suspect during a shoot-out with police yesterday morning in the 200 block of market street. police offers approached a man with a rifle and they exchanged
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gunfire. the man dieduring the incident. investigators say they're still trying to figure out whether the officer killed him or whether the suspect turned the gun on himself. fair and stable condition this morning. dr. david cohen was shot by the son of an olderly patient thursday morning. the gunman, 50-year-old paul partis started shooting after cohen delivered news of his mother's condition. he barricaded himself in the hospital room and then killed his mother and then turned the gun on himself, taking his own life. it has happened again. a man robbed and assaulted in th early morning hours just off campus from the university of maryland. this time the attack came in a shopping center parking lot. news 4's megan mcgrath joins u with more on this developing story. good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, eun. it happened in the parking lot of the college park shopping center. it's a prett well-lit area.
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that didn't stop the robbers from attacking early sunday morning. now, there have been a number of similar robberies in the area around the university of maryland. all of them have taken place off campus. in the immediate area surrounding the university of marynd, si such incidents since august 8th. there's a similar pattern with all these crimes. they all happened early in the mornig. self suspects involved. some cases those suspects have become violent. they have beaten the victim. sometimes weapons have been used. it's unclear if there's any connection between these crimes. police are warning students not to walk alone in the early morning hours, particularly after 2:00 in the morning. the latest incident happened at 4:30 in the morning on sunday. police say the victim was walking through the parking lot. three suspects jumped him from behind. he was assaulted and then robbed. now, the victim in the most recent case is not a university of maryland student, although
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students have been victims in several other crimes. last week police made an arrest in one robbery that took place in early august. they're still looking for two accomplices in that crime. even with that arrest we are still seeing robberies tking place in the area. so of course students a being asked to be particularly careful not to walk alone in the early morning hours and to report suspicious activity. well have more coming up in the next half hour. eun, back to you. >> see you then. megan mcgrath live in college park. megan, thank you. now to the gulf oil disaster. teams are leaving the area after sealing the deep horizon oil well. jay gray explains what is next from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: it began april 20th with a massive fireball and deadly flames cutting through the night air. as the deepwater horizon rig exploded and collapsed, 11 lives were lost.
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and oil began to seep into the gulf, the start of the worst spill in u.s. history. now, 154 days later, government scientists say the final seal, 74 barrels of cement, is holding tight and that the well will never leak again. president obama acknowledged the work that's been done an perhaps the more difficult job that lies ahead in a written statement which says in part, we will continuto work closely with the people of the gulf to rebuild their livelihoods and restore the environment that supportshem. my administration will see our communities, our businesses and our fragile ecosystems through this difficult tim difficulties that continue to wash up along the gulf coast. cleanup teams fight everyday in plaquemines parrish. but it seems right now the oil is winning the battle there. >> we can't fix this on our own. we cat rebuild this on our
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own. we need help from the whole country, really. we need everybody. >> reporter: anlater this mornin parrish leaders from here in louisiana will be in washington hoping to drive home that point with lawmakers here on capitol hill. jay gray, nbc news, venice, louisiana. 5:38. 68 degrees. still to many: we may still be in the middle of september, but today may be the best meo book your holiday vacation. we'll look at some of the deals you may find these days. >> it will probably feel more like summer this week. tom will have details of a warm forecast when
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time for weather and traffic on the ones early on this monday morning. it's 5:41. good morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein off to a clear start this morning. 60s throughout most of the region. near 70 in washington. highs should climb to near 80 with lots sunshine and a nest e breeze. tomorrow, coler. in fact, chilly in the morning. afternoon highs in the upper 70s
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and sunny. increasing clouds wednesday. warmer into the upper 80s. just for a passing shower wednesday night and perhaps on thursday. a look at the weekend in ten minutes. how is the traffic now, jerry? >> tom, certainly picking up a lot of volume from the west. interstate 66 as you come out of haymarket, toward manassas. and eventually to centerville and fair oaks. lanes open. no accidents to report. an accident 95 northbound. that's moved over to the shoulders so the lanes are reopened. wilson bridge, okay. southern maryland, everything okay so far. joe, eun? up next aches young woman with dreams of a career in politics i now fighting for her life after being mowed down by a car. this morning her mother is talking to news 4 and missing members of a california cult have been found but there's
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it's 5:45right now. here's the top stories in the news at this hour. first off in college park, police have educating another robbery and assault in college park near the university of maryland. three en attacked and robbed him. this is the sixth such attack since august. after an explosion five months ago today, the deaths of 11 workers and 206 million gallons of oil gushed into the gulf of mexi the deepwater horizon well is plugged forever. residents fear bp will leave before all the oil is removed and the burgandy and gold bummer after the skins blew a 17-point
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lead in the third quarter and failed to hit a second attempt field goal. houston texans nailed theirs in a last minute field goal. one player said it was craziest game he had ever been a part of. back to you. >> i'm sure choice words we can't say. not this morning. a story you saw first on four this morning. the search on for answers after a driver hit and critically injured her. the drive claimed she didn't know she hit anyone until she got home and found the bike under her car. but her mother finds that hard to believe. >> reporter: natasha, green party u.s. senate candidateas strck and critically injured in largo early sunday morning.
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police say the driver, who at first didn't realize she had hit someone, did not remain on the scene. >> she is unconscious. she suffered massive injuries, massive head trauma, broken ribs, lost a kidney in the surgery, broken knees. >> pedigrew was struck near the intersection at 5:30 in the morning on campus way. the driver thought she hit a dog or deer. once she returned home, she discovered the bike under her cadillac escalade a called authorities. her mother has a lot of questions for investigators. >> clearly, if you don't see the person you should have seen the bicycle. why would you hit someone and then just keep going? definitely searching for answers. >> pedigrew was a third-year student at the university of miami law school. she took a break to run against barba mccallsky. here's part of an interview she did with maryland public
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television, now on youtube. >> why have you decided toun for the u.s. senate? >> i don't feel our elected officials are responsive to e needs of their respective constituents. her mother said she was training for a half in man competition set for mid-november in miami. now it is suspended as she fights for her life at prince george's hospital center. >> i just ask everyone keep her in their prayers and that s will get strong and certainly have a full recovery. >> maryland state police have seized the bicycle as well as the cadillac escalade as part of their investigation. they said there's no indication that alcohol played a role in the crash. at this point no charges have been filed. in largo, darcy spencer, news 4. all 13 membs of a small california religious group are safe this morning after they disappeare over the weekend. there had been fear they were planning a mass suicide. the leader of the group was
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detained for a mental evaluation after the group was found praying in a california park. she and 12 others, including 8 children, disappeared on saturday and left a note behind saying they would soon see jesus and dead relatives. police did not find any evidence, though, of a planned mass suicide. this morning we have a traffic ert before we head out the door for you. a new traffic pattern at tyson's corners busiest intersection tracee wilkins is live with what you need to know. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. this is the dulles project. now the busiest intersecti in tyson's corner is going to be affected. 123 to route 7 westbound. they have closed that ramp for the next year. here's a look at what your new ramp looks like.
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drivers who use 123 to route 7, you will now have to access route 7 from this new exit just south international drive and the marriott courtyard hotel. when you see that, go ahead and get over to the right. that's going to take you on to route 7 westbound which will take you on to frontage road. and you will have to turn right to get to route 7 west. if you miss the ramp, ctinue south on 123, turn right on old courthouse road which intersects with route 7 in bo directions. now, there's plenty of signage up here to direct folks. and they will also have police out here in just a little bit to help direct thecars. the bottom line is this, if you'rerying to get to route 7 westbound from 123, when you see
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the courtyard marriott, get to your right and ta this ramp. that ramp will get youo where you need to go. don't second-guess or try to back up. we have seen vehicles do that. head on down to that ramp. if you misd the exit, drive for a while before you can get back on to route 7. play very close attention to the signage. take your time. we are expecting maybe some delays this morning as we get more cars out here. but it really shouldn't be that difficult for folks. definily no backing up on ramps. tracee wilkins live in tyson's corner. back to you all in the studio. >> traceee, thanks so ch. >> happening today, cnbc hosts a live town hall meeting with president obama. it begins at noon. it will be commercial free. mr. obama is expected to talk about the economy and housing market. it will be moderated by john harwood, cnbc's chief washington
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correspondent. you can watch beginning at noon today. all right. tom kierein joins us with a look at the forecast. good morning to you. >> after a beautiful weekend which is now a disassistatant m. good morning. no travel problems weatherwise. mild temperatures from the shenandoah valley to the atlanticbeaches. in the 60s right now near 70 in washington. near the bay. and elsewhere out of the mountains of western maryland, west virginia, chilly morning there. down into the low 50s throughout much of that region. over the last 12 hours we have had a weak front come through. just a few sprinkles. pattern continues. off to a clear start. the clouds off the atlantic seaboard are from igor, a minimal hurricane. here isbermuda. it passed the center of circulation. unloaded a lot of rain.
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thankfully the winds have diminisd. winds 75 miles per hour. it will continue on a northeasterly track. there could be heavy surf at the beaches the next couple days. farther north and east is a weakening tropical storm. we may have a new tropical storm lisa perhaps in the next couple days. for this morning, students at the bus stop, good weather, lots of sunshine. temperatures in the 60s through the next self hours. by 9:00, near 70. noon time, upper 70s. subpoena rice is 6:54. sunset, 7:08. a full moon up. temperatures chilly by dawn. highs upper 70s. increasing clouds wednesday near 90. small chance of a passing shower wednesday night. greater chance perhaps on thursday. drying out after that. remaining mild into the weekend. w is the traffic, jerry?
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>> doing pretty well. live pictures right on the wilson bridge between alexandria and oxen hill. both directions, not bad at l. see if there's anything to worry about. not the case whatsoeve new york avenue lookinggood. kelmworthnd all the major roadways doing fine. accident route 9, hamilton station road that has been cleared. good news continues. metro rail is doing a lot. vre, two delays. fredericksbu, 302, 304. and martinsburg, eight minutes behind schedule. >> jery, thank you. for those of you heading out of town for the upcoming holidays, you might want the book your tickets now. prices re expected to be higher this year thanks to plenty of demand from travelers. more on how you can save when you hit the skies.
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>> holiday travelers this year had better brace themselves for airline fares that are soaring as fast as a passenger jet. mainly because of the add-on fees, including one in particular. >> one of the new fees they have snuck in is a fee for peak travel days. >> fees have led to a serious review by federal regulators. >> the secretary of transportation is looking at changing regulations about what the airlines have toell us when we're buying airline ticks. >> action before the holidays isn't likely. travel experts say there will be plenty of peak travel days between thanksgiving and new year's, adding to the increased cost of flying this year. >> there are seats that are going to be available at lower price to find that number. yo want to start booking earlier than you have in the past. >> as in right now. the advice is go online, look
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for an airline travel chart, then just avoid booking flights those days. if at all possible, choose to fly on the holiday itself. >> thanksgiving day is one of the lightest airline traffic days of the entire year. christmas day is as well. >> early october is the latest you are likely to find bargain fares to fly around the holidays. >> all right. nbc is unveiling a slew of new shows for the fall starting tonight. >> one of the shows getting a lot of buzz "the event" is an emotional high octane conspicy thriller about the biggest government coverup. fans will definitely get hooked. >> okay. >> it's so much fun to be able to play this character that has to do all these incredible things.
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but also a guy like me. >> it is a political thriller. but it's also have -- a lot of mtery. >> they have learned the mix takes of other shows and plotted out a full two seasons worth of stories. >> familiar faces on the show, too. good cast. >> and familiar settings. wonder what that means? the nation's biggest banks is set to impose newfees. how you can avoid paying them. hurricane igor battles bermuda. where the powerful storm is headed next. and a look outside. 68 degrees. weather and traffic on the ones coming up.
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